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coinnutcoinnut Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 24, 2022 3:55AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Went through the local McDonald's drive thru this afternoon. Went to put my change away and found this. Oldest coin I've ever received in change.


  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,211 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool change find!

  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome! I was born in 1961 and started collecting at 10 years old…i remember a handful of times getting a Buffalo nickel or IHC in change…silver happened occasionally too!

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Somebody put that back into circulation just hoping that it would delight whoever found it. Success! <3

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  • mavs2583mavs2583 Posts: 199 ✭✭✭✭

    Wow, very nice. Never got an Indian Cent in change, wonder how it ended up there.

  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,112 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve gotten Warnicks and other silver, and four or five Buffaloes, over the years. A Gem BU 1940 Jeffie. Wheaties back to 1911. But never an IHC.

    Not without a metal detector.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice.... I would get IHC's in change occasionally when I was a kid during the late forties, early fifties. Have not seen one in change in many, many years. Cheers, RickO

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Born in 1958 and never got an IHC in change. I remember Buff. nickels and SLQ’s. The SLQ’s almost never had a date and with Buffalos it was 50/50.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool surprise!

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Better than even finding a wheatie.

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  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 23, 2022 8:34AM

    Good. I hope dealers are seeding society. I like to put them, and Buffalo nickels back into the wild.
    More often than not, the clerk or waitress will snatch them up, so it's great to see a consumer get some.

    It's a great hobby.

  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool I just released some unc Wheatley’s with carbon spots I didn’t like them so I let them run free 1940’s and 50’s and two v nickels. But nice catch.

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  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I never found an IHC in circulation, but my brother did.
    He got it in a can drive for the local VFD back in the 60's.
    I own it now.

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  • mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,757 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on the '92 IHC find!

    @TwoSides2aCoin said:
    Good. I hope dealers are seeding society. I like to put them, and Buffalo nickels back into the wild.
    More often than not, the clerk or waitress will snatch them up, so it's great to see a consumer get some.

    It's a great hobby.

    Rather than that worn IHC or Buffalo nickel being stuffed away in a forgotten box or coin tube why not set it free so that it can circulate again? I can't think of a better way to promote the great hobby we know as coin collecting.

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll bet some kid at Mickey D's thought that was a foreign Cent. Most likely Canadian.

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  • coinnutcoinnut Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have been releasing late date and dateless Buffalo Nickels into the wild for several years. Hoping to spark someone's interest.

  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found several in change in the late 50s, early 60s. That one must have been parked somewhere for many years, as it has fully liberty and some diamonds on the ribbon.

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  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love it! I can see Liberty!

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing. I’ve never seen an IHC in circulation.


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